What does it cover?
Business 1000 will provide a brief introduction to the college by providing resources for you to answer some of the common questions new business students have:
- What major should you choose?
- Which classes should you take over the next four years?
- What will you actually do on the job in the major you choose?
It will also start developing your professional skills. You will go through sessions on business ethics, professional presence and etiquette, self-awareness, leadership, professional phone & email, etc. You will also be paired up with a businessperson mentor who you will have an email exchange and phone conversation with. Don't worry, we'll give you all the info you need before you have to send your first email.
When should you take it?
You should take Business 1000 your first fall semester as a UNI Business student.
What are the sessions like?
Business 1000 will meet once per week for most of the semester. You’ll also attend the Career Fair mid-September and complete a few video modules on Blackboard. All in-person sessions will be held in CBB 3 (on the ground floor) in smaller sections
Transfer Students have a unique format for their Business 1000. We recognize that you have less time at UNI and are probably in a different place than our typical incoming business student, so we offer the same programming in an accelerated format - one day on a Saturday. You'll pass by attending this session and completing the activities required afterward.
Non-traditional Students have a wide variety of backgrounds, so we’ve developed an independent study format for you to complete Business 1000. Most of your time is asynchronous (scheduled on your own) with a few synchronous sessions. Contact your advisor for information on signing up.
How do I pass?
You will receive a P if you attend the sessions and complete the required activities outside of the sessions. These activities include taking your StrengthsQuest assessment, completing your Professionalism Self-Check, and a phone and email mentoring conversation with a businessperson.
I passed. How do I put this on my resume?
You should list completion of Level 1 of the Professional Readiness Program in a format that best fits your resume formatting. You should also include the topics/skills that you feel you learned the most from and/or can speak to if you were asked about them. An example of how you can list it is below.
Professional Readiness Program (PRP). University of Northern Iowa UNI Business
Completed Level 1 of program, December 20XX
Received training in career development, professional etiquette, leadership and business ethics through workshops led by professional trainers.